This option offers multi-day boat trip into the heart of the Okavango Delta. On these safaris you stay in one, or a combination of, Botswana Guides Association campsites that are located up the side of Chiefs Island. Once in camp we offer guided walks on pristine islands, mokoro explorations on uncharted waterways & boating excursions..
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||We pick you from your accommodation location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||We pick you around 6:30 to 7:00 from your accommodation.|
3m x 3m tent with a comfortable bed with linen on stretchers with battery powered lantern.
Guests share a shower and toilet.
3lts of bottled water per person per day, fruit juice for breakfast and wine for dinner. A limited supply of local soft drinks, will also be supplied.
For groups of more than 3 people a supply boat and 2 staff will set up camp ahead of you. For 3 or less people 2 staff will go with you and all equipment will be carried on the boat with you.
Note: Luggage must be restricted to 10kg per person in soft bags.
Depart from Maun 7am on day one by motor boat, first on the Thamalakane river then up the Boro river.
After the first 45 minutes passing through a rural area we then cross the “Buffalo fence” and enter the wildlife area of Okavango Delta.
The next few hours is spent game and bird watching while navigating the reed channels of the southern Okavango on our way up to Chiefs island.
A light lunch will be served en-route. We arrive at our camp at around 3pm, settle in and take a rest in the shade for a couple of hours.
At around 5pm depart on foot with a guide for a short 1 hour game walk around to stretch your legs. Arrive back before sunset which we enjoy with hippos from the boat and to a warmed bucket shower and a hearty campfire cooked dinner.
Retire at your leisure to your tent to fall asleep to the sounds of the Okavango.
Wake up call at 6:00am, coffee/tea and rusks will be served for anyone wanting something small before the mokoro trip. 7am depart for a short boat ride to Xaxaba village to meet your mokoro polers.
Depart with guides in a Mekoro (traditional canoes) for 3 hours cruising down uncharted side channels that are not navigable by motorboats and walking on less accessible islands.
Arrive back at around 11am to a full cooked brunch.
Leave at around 1 pm to go upstream past Jugu-jugu island to spend the afternoon game and bird viewing from the boat and for a three hour game walk.
Other than plains game there is a very real chance to spot the elusive leopard and bushbuck in the forests on the fringes of Chief’s island.
This is one of the most spectacular settings that the Okavango delta has to offer. The wide open plains of this area is home to a large number of red lechwe (a semi aquatic antelope), lots of Crocodiles and birds.
Arrive back shortly before dark to a warmed bucket shower and a hearty campfire cooked dinner.
Retire at your leisure to your tent.
Wake up call at 5:30am for anyone wanting to go on an early morning walk.
Coffee/tea and rusks will be served for a little sustenance before the walk.
6am depart on foot with a guide for a two hour game walk.
Arrive back from your game walk to a full English breakfast.
Depart at 10am for a leisurely 7 hour boat trip back to Maun with a light lunch served en-route.
For part of the return trip we will where possible use alternative channels.
Arrive back in Maun at around 12 noon.